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Road rage update

A man seriously injured in a road rage incident in Bradford West Gwillimbury Sept. 22 has now died.

Around 7:20 a.m. on September 22, South Simcoe Police were called to Line 9 just east of 5 Sideroad – although the road rage incident actually began minutes earlier, at the intersection of Line 9, and County Rd. 27.

Two drivers, one operating a 2010 grey Dodge Dakota pick-up truck, the other  a 2002 red Mazda Protege 5, became involved in an incident, after one vehicle reportedly cut off the other. The interaction continued when the driver of the Mazda turned around, and began following the pick-up truck eastbound on Line 9.

When the vehicles reached the intersection with 5 Sideroad, the driver of the Mazda exited his vehicle and approached the pickup truck. The incident escalated when the driver of the Mazda jumped on the hood of the truck and began damaging the vehicle. During the interaction, the driver of the Mazda fell to the ground, and suffered a serious head injury. He was transported to a Toronto trauma centre by air ambulance, but succumbed to his injuries early on September 29.  Police say the man's name will not be released.

Investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed any portion of this incident is asked to contact investigating officer Julio Fernandes at 905-775-3311 ext. 1032  or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS.